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Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette


Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

This quinoa salad is versatile and refreshing. It combines red quinoa with Swiss chard, pepper, and tomato. On top, a lemony soy-mustard dressing adds tons of flavor. Enjoy!

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  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of kosher salt plus ¼ teaspoon
  • 1 leaf rainbow Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, heaping
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled


In a pot large enough to fit a steamer basket, combine the quinoa, water, and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

In the last 2 minutes, place a steamer basket in the pot. Add the Swiss chard leaves to the steamer and cover with a lid. Remove from heat and combine everything in a large bowl. Combine the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt, soy sauce, dried dill, and red pepper flakes in a jar and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad. Add the goat cheese and stir to combine. Serve.